• Service & Social Opportunities

    At Ohio Dominican, we strive to provide opportunities for personal growth and community enrichment through our service programs.

    Service is one of the many ways we live out the call to preach the Good News of the Gospel to those we encounter. Not only is service important for our growth and development as a University, it also impacts the communities we serve, locally, nationally, and internationally.

    Be sure to join us for one or all of our service opportunities. If you don't see something that interests you, don't hesitate to contact us and suggest new ideas. 

    Common Good & #MyPantherPurpose

    In 2014-15, ODU's academic theme is Community & the Common Good. This theme will be discussed and emphasized through classroom discussions, public lectures and common readings, as well as through community service.  To promote our 10,000 hour goal and the Common Good, the ODU community is encouraged to use #MyPantherPurpose on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

    We encourage you to log your hours of community service toward our 10,000 hour goal.

    Learn more & log hours >>

    Service Opportunities

    Recurring Programs 

    • Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
    • Community Kitchen.
    • Fun with the Sisters: Make a difference in the lives of the retired Sisters in residence at Mohun Health Care Center. 
    • After-school tutoring at Shepard Library. Monday through Thursday: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. You do not have to call ahead – just walk in and people will be there to guide you.
    • St. Stephens Community House. Call (614) 294-6347 for details.
    • YWCA Family Center. Contact Jessica Wichtman-Will at 253-3916. 
    • Bishop Griffin Center. Call (614) 338-8220 for details.
    • Life Care Alliance.Call (614) 278-3130.

    Social Opportunities

    Special Programs  

    • February 2015 (date TBA) - Chat with the Bishop. Come visit with Bishop Campbell. All students are welcome and encouraged to join us.

    Recurring Fun & Friendship:  

    • Sunday Fellowship. Join us in Sansbury lobby for some fellowship time after the Sunday Mass. All are welcome!
    • Thursday Faith Chats. Join Fr. Dave and friends after Mass for lunch and good conversation on faith topics you pick.

    Cookie Thursdays

    • Grab a free cookie - or two! No need to stay if you’re on your way to class, practice, or a nap, just say hello!